Home Infusion Therapy

Home infusion therapy is a safe, convenient alternative to inpatient care for individuals who need intravenous medication on a regular basis. The University of Kansas Health System offers this special service so patients can recover better, faster and more comfortably in the privacy of their own home.

The University of Kansas Health System is known throughout Kansas City for exceptional quality care. Please call 913-588-2600 or 844-336-2298 for home infusion therapy referrals and more information, or 913-588-1227 to speak with a representative about The University of Kansas Health System.

About home infusion therapy

Infusion therapy delivers intravenous (IV) doses of medication to treat conditions that are not responding to oral medications. Historically, patients needing infusion therapy were required to remain in an inpatient setting for the duration of their treatment, or make returning visits to receive medication.

The University of Kansas Health System's home infusion services allow patients to receive IV treatments in the comfort of home. This option offers several benefits, including:

  • Shorter hospital stay
  • More privacy
  • Lower cost
  • Earlier return to work and normal activities

Our services

When using The University of Kansas Health System for your home infusion services, you benefit from the collaboration and expertise of physicians, nurses, social workers and pharmacists who work together to make sure you get the greatest benefit from your medication therapy. This is a unique advantage of using The University of Kansas Health System for your treatment.

Some of our personalized infusion therapies include:

  • Antibiotic and antiviral therapies
  • Anti-inflammatory and steroid therapies
  • Blood clotting factor
  • Cardiovascular therapies
  • Catheter care
  • Chemotherapies
  • Colony stimulating factors
  • Enteral feeding and nutritional formulas
  • Growth factors
  • HIV therapies
  • Hydration and electrolyte replacement
  • Immunotherapies/Immune globulin therapy (IVIG)
  • Inotropic therapies
  • Pain management medications
  • Posttransplant therapies
  • Specialty infusions
  • Total parenteral nutrition

Our staff will work closely with you to help coordinate your care and medications during treatment.

Getting started

If you are ready to be discharged from the hospital and have been told you will need home infusion therapy for your medications, ask your nurse, nurse case manager or social worker about these services. Most insurance providers cover medications, supplies, equipment and in-home staff visits. Check with your insurance provider. Your nurse case manager or social worker can help you better understand your insurance coverage.